Edible Pansies Make These Desserts Almost Too Pretty to Eat

Pansies stand for thought or remembrance, which is fitting: not only do they make a memorable bouquet, but a handful can also take a dessert from ordinary to unforgettable. Pansies and their relatives violas have a mild, fresh flavor or a more prominent wintergreen taste depending on the variety and how much you eat (a whole… Continue reading “Edible Pansies Make These Desserts Almost Too Pretty to Eat”

These Dove Orchids Have a Surprise Hiding in Their Petals

You’ll never guess what they smell like. Take a closer look, as this flower’s natural mimicry is easy to miss. Hidden inside the bloom of the Peristeria elata, you’ll find a structure that resembles a white dove in flight. According to the American Orchid Society, these orchids date back to 1831, when they first bloomed… Continue reading “These Dove Orchids Have a Surprise Hiding in Their Petals”

Prefer early flowering in autumn: how it works

When is the right time to plant the flower bulbs? Timely planning for the so-called driving of flower bulbs is important. Should the flowers already around Christmas around or open in January, the culture must already in early October begin. For a flower in February is planted around mid-October, for a still later flowering in… Continue reading “Prefer early flowering in autumn: how it works”

It blooms so beautifully – spring in the middle of November

The winter snowball is blooming – in the middle of November. He usually does that only in January. And also with other plants one can now see buds. November, with temperatures between 11 and 15 degrees, feels like spring to them. Hardly humid low pressure areas Schleswig-Holstein has been almost permanently under the influence of… Continue reading “It blooms so beautifully – spring in the middle of November”